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Public Reactions to Nuclear Power Are There Critical Masses? (Aaas Selected Symposium 93) by William R. Freudenburg

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Published by Westview Pr (Short Disc) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy,
  • Power Resources Management,
  • Public Opinion,
  • United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsEugene A. Rosa (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8316236M
ISBN 100865317089
ISBN 109780865317086

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Abstract. The most common type of nuclear power plant uses water cooling within the reactor core. Water is a good moderator for the fast neutrons generated during nuclear fission and so easily combines the ability to slow the particles generated during fission reactions with the capture of heat. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in , , , , and which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion.1/5(1). nuclear energy, the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or these processes a small amount of mass is converted to energy according to the relationship E = mc 2, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light (see relativity).The most pressing problems concerning nuclear energy are the possibility of an accident or systems. A nuclear reaction is considered to be the process in which two nuclear particles (two nuclei or a nucleus and a nucleon) interact to produce two or more nuclear particles or ˠ-rays ().Thus, a nuclear reaction must cause a transformation of at least one nuclide to another. Sometimes if a nucleus interacts with another nucleus or particle without changing the nature of any nuclide, the process.

Public opinion on nuclear issues is the aggregate of attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population concerning nuclear power, nuclear weapons and uranium mining.. Surveys about nuclear power use have been conducted internationally for four decades. Surveys originally examined public opinion on building new nuclear power plants. Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power r power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions. Presently, the vast majority of electricity from nuclear power is produced by nuclear fission of uranium. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in , , , , and which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public by: 8. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xvi, pages): illustrations: Contents: Preface / Riley E. Dunlap, Michael E. Kraft and Eugene A. Rosa Public Opinion and Nuclear Waste Policymaking / Michael E. Kraft, Eugene A. Rosa and Riley E. Dunlap The Historical Development of Public Reactions to Nuclear Power: Implications for Nuclear.

Explores public perceptions and preferences about nuclear waste management, power and technologies in the United States ; Offers a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in , , , , and of people who live within 50 miles of major US nuclear waste facilities, as well as a national sample for comparison. Paul Breeze, in Nuclear Power, Abstract. Nuclear power is a controversial form of power generation based on the exploitation of nuclear reactions. Nuclear power plants do not emit carbon dioxide while generating electricity but they do produce radioactive waste that must be disposed of safely. Nuclear Waste Management, Nuclear Power and Energy Choices: Public Preferences, Perceptions and Trust includes a comprehensive treatment of the theories and literature, and most important is grounded in surveys in , , , , and which includes questions considering the impact of Fukushima on US public opinion. Books shelved as nuclear-power: Gone by Michael Grant, Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy by Gwyneth Cravens, Voices from Chernobyl.